Paced Breathing


One strategy for reducing emotional arousal and stress is slow abdominal breathing. Slowing breathing to approximately six breaths per minute (one complete breath cycle lasting 10-12 seconds) is a very effective technique to decrease emotional arousal. Below is a short video from the DBT Center of San Diego that explains how paced breathing works and how to do it.


The DBT Center of San Diego has provided the above video to help regulate emotions through breathing training